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Let’s Find Out What’s Blocking Your Drains

If you have ever had blocked drains, you will know the inconvenience and pain that this brings. In order for your life and household to function normally, working plumbing and free-flowing drains are absolutely essential. When drains have blockages, the water in the kitchen sinks, as well as in the showers and toilets drain slowly and in severe blockage, it may not drain at all. Some examples of drain blockage problems we encounter and fix include:

  • Kitchen and dishwasher blocked drains
  • Laundry sink blockage
  • Clogged sink drains
  • Blocked shower drains
  • Clogged or blocked bathroom drains
  • Toilet blockage
  • Overflowing toilet
  • Down-pipe blockage
  • Blocked sewer pipe or drain
  • Wet ground areas around your house or business

At Adelaide Emergency Plumbing, we see plenty of situations every day which could have been prevented. From foreign objects that have accidentally been dropped down the drain to a heavy build-up of hair, grease, toilet paper and sanitary products, and other gunk, there are many reasons why your household can be experiencing blocked drains. Understanding exactly how each issue is caused can be an opportunity to better guard against it to ensure your drains functioning perfectly all year round.

TIP 1: The first piece of advice is to avoid dumping cooking oils, fats, grease and sticky substances down the sink. This is a very common behaviour which is disastrous to your pipes. Instead of pouring out your cooking oil down the drain, collect it in a jar or bottle and discard it properly into the bin. Same for the food scraps. These should always be placed into the bin or compost rather than down the drain. All this waste gets trapped and can lead to a nasty blockage calling for an emergency plumbing repair.

TIP 2: Our next top tip is to avoid washing hair down the sink or shower drains. We understand that some hair will escape down the drain, but if lots of hair is washed down this will build up and cause blockages. It is important to pull the trapped hair out of the drain rather than washing it down. When cleaning your bathroom, remove all excess hair and dispose of in the bin.

TIP 3: If you flush any personal care products, diapers and wet wipes, it will not be long before you have a blockage problem. All these water-absorbing and non-biodegradable substances are hazardous to the wellbeing of your drains and the environment. Any kind of wipes, diapers, sanitary products, excess toilet paper, etc. should be placed into the bin, where they can be disposed of as they are supposed to be.

TIP 4: When you notice that your drains are not working as they should, do not let the issue fester as it will only worsen with time and lead to bigger problems. If a large blockage has formed, it is unlikely to clear on its own or with DIY simple household methods. It will only grow larger if you continue depositing materials that do not belong in a drain. Slower drains should be addressed as soon as possible by calling in your Adelaide professional plumber. At Adelaide Emergency Plumbing we often investigate issues by using the latest technology such as a CCTV drain camera, which allows us to visualise the drain and locate the foreign material causing the blockage. We treat blockages with a high-pressure water jet treatment that dislodges most stubborn blockages.

Get Our Affordable Blocked Drain Plumbing Service In Adelaide

If your drains are showing signs of a blockage, it is time to call a plumber to investigate and address the issue. Let Adelaide Emergency Plumbing look after your blocked or clogged drains anywhere in the house. We understand that plumbing problems must be fixed urgently and that is why we are always a call away, working 24×7, to address your plumbing emergency. We strive to go above and beyond expectations, every time, and it shows in the service and workmanship we provide.